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The Process Of A Typical Domestic Extension

Here at CK Architectural Hull we have learnt that for some of our clients who have never extended their home before or dealt with Planning and Building Regulations it can be quite a daunting experience. That is why we have put together the basic steps of the process for a typical home extension. We are always available on the telephone or via email if you have any questions.
Free Consultation

We offer a free consultation on all  Architectural services. One of our Architectural Designers will come down to the property/site and discuss your requirements, timescale, budget and answer any questions you have. Meetings usually last between 30 to 60 minutes depending of the size of the project. Once we have a clear outline of the work required we will send you a no obligation quote outlining the project brief and our services. Book you FREE consultation here

Survey
Once you have agreed to the quotation we will then arrange a survey of the property / site. It will be a full measured surveyed of the internal layouts, elevations, site layout, drainage scheme and any other important areas within the project brief. Surveys usually last 1-2 hours.
 
Design Meeting
Once we have surveyed the property we will go away and produce existing and proposed designs from the project brief. Depending on the complexity of your job we may book you in for a design meeting. This will either be at your property, in our office or via email. We will give you different design options along with cost and any potential pitfalls. Although you may have a clear idea of what you want we will always look for other options to show you and suggest any changes or improvements.
Planning Application Stage
Once we have confirmation of the design we will prepare your drawings for Planning Submission. We will submit the drawings, application form and any relevant information to your local council and act as your agent throughout. 
A full Planning Application usually takes 2/3 weeks to validate then 8 weeks for an official decision. Large or more complex projects may take longer. This will all be discussed in the initial meeting. Read more on Planning Applications here
Building Regulations Stage 
Upon receiving your Planning Approval we will start work on your Building Regulation Drawings. These are a new set of plans with the technical detailing of how your project will be built, ensuring it meets Building Regulation standards.
Once all the technical information has been collated the new plans will be submitted to Building Control for approval. This can either be the Local Authority or a private Building Control company. It will usually take about 2 weeks to check the plans and then you are more or less ready to start building. Rear more on Building Regulations here.